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8 August 2003 Facial image comparison using a 3D laser scanning system
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To reliably perform comparisons of facial images, it is important to position the head corresponding to the facial images available. Techniques using three or more landmark points on the face have been proposed for matching the face and camera positions to the available photographs. However, these methods can be cumbersome, and require the cooperation of the subject. 3D photographs, together with 3D modeling software, offer the possibility of flexible and reproducable positioning of the head of a person corresponding to the face and camera position of the facial images. We will present our experiences with a non-contact 3D laser-scanning system (Minolta VI-900), especially with respect to ease-of-use, reproducabilty, and performance for facial comparison applications.
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Arnout C Ruifrok, Mirelle Goos, Bart Hoogeboom, Derk Vrijdag, and Jurrien Bijhold "Facial image comparison using a 3D laser scanning system", Proc. SPIE 5108, Visual Information Processing XII, (8 August 2003);


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